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  • Staff Writer

    Job Locations US-MA-Fitchburg
    Posted Date 3 months ago(1/3/2019 4:50 PM)
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    The Sun of Lowell, Sentinel & Enterprise of Fitchburg, and the Nashoba Valley Voice comprise the Massachusetts cluster of Digital First Media, the nation’s fourth-largest newspaper publishing company in America. The two daily news operations – Lowell and Fitchburg - are the market leaders in the Merrimack Valley and North Central Massachusetts. Their  28 multimedia journalists and videographers produce print and digital content that generates more than 4.4 million page views per month on multiple platforms.

    The integrated news operations deliver quick, incisive breaking news reports and visuals on three websites. The Sun and S&E have received more than 100 news reporting awards since 2013 in the annual New England Newspaper and Press Association competition. Lowell and Fitchburg are located 31 miles apart and 34 miles from Boston.


    Lowell features America’s first urban national park, the 17,000-student University of Massachusetts at Lowell, LeLacheur Park (the home of the Lowell Spinners minor league baseball affiliate of
    the Boston Red Sox) and the 6,000-seat Tsongas Center. Fitchburg is the home to 11,000-student Fitchburg State University and burgeoning downtown Theater Block. 


    The Sentinel & Enterprise of Fitchburg, a daily newspaper located in North Central Massachusetts, is seeking a digital reporter who can write enterprise stories on local government, business and education issues relevant to the broad community.


    The successful candidate will join a 4-person remote team, guided by an editor that works independent of a regular newspaper office. This is edgy, pioneering journalism.


    This is a full-time 40-hour a week job, including night and weekend work when necessary.


    • College journalism degree with writing experience, either as a reporter at a weekly or daily newspaper; or as a regular paid freelancer at a news organization. (Recent college graduates with strong newspaper internship work will be considered.)
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Solid working knowledge of social media applications and how to use them
    • Experience shooting still photography and video


    Additional Information:


    Must have reliable transportation, valid insurance and drivers license
    Hours: 40 per week involving a combination of 5-day/night/weekend shifts


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